Porthtowan Beach

Visit Porthtowan Beach

Porthtowan Beach has glorious sandy beaches and breathtaking cliff walks. The area has been a popular seaside resort for over a hundred years, and is now a well known surfing spot, hosting competitions throughout the year.

The beach and surrounding area is within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the coast path

Did you Know? You can find the remains of Wheal Towan, an 18th century copper mine, owned by Ralph Allen “guinea a minute” Daniell of Trelissick.

There are plenty of nearby facilities, shops and bars, to keep everyone entertained.

Dog friendly in the Winter and restricted from Easter to end September. 

This beach is …

  • A Sandy Beach
  • A Surfing Hotspot
  • Great For Families

What to see and do

  • Explore the local coastline
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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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Getting To Porthtowan Beach

Beach Location

Beach Road Porthtowan Cornwall TR4 8AD


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train


Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Porthtowan Beach

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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